Prayer: May we show our love in truth an action like little children. Amen
Reading: I John 3: 16-24 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: What do little children do to show love? They give hugs. Before they can even speak, a child knows being held means love. Our lesson today says, "Little children, let us love, not in word and speech, but in truth and action." (v. 18) Before words, love is shared by looking in the eye, a smile, a laugh, a tear, a hug. All things even little children can do. So before we get all big and grown up with words and speeches, remember love is shown in truth and actions.' -- Ruth Gates
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